With demand for commodities at an all time high, Barclays Stockbrokers has announced the launch of a new investment note giving investors access to a range of commodities; these include energy, precious metals, base metals, and agricultural and livestock. The Diversified Commodity Investment Note is linked to the growth of a basket of commodities and is designed to produce 130% of any rise in value along with repayment of capital if held for the full five-year term. The company claims that this five-year note offers investors the opportunity to capitalise on the continuation of commodity price inflation while diversifying their portfolios away from traditional equity-based investments. Investments can start from £500 and can be held within a self select ISA or SIPP.
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